Postgame Notes

Oct. 13, 2007

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October 13, 2007 * Memorial Stadium (Kivisto Field) * Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas Postgame Notes

Kansas’ win against Baylor…

…Gives Kansas a six-game winning streak for the longest such streak since winning seven straight in 1995.

…Makes KU 6-0 to start the season for the first time since the 1995 team was 7-0.

…Gives Kansas a 2-0 conference start for the first time since 1997.

…Is Kansas’ ninth win in its last 10 games dating back to last year.

…Improves KU to 10-5 in its first game after being ranked in the Associated Press poll all time.

…Makes Kansas “bowl eligible” for the third straight season, the first time to have six win in three straight years since 1960-62.

…Gives KU seven straight home wins dating back to last year.

…Improves Kansas to 16-2 in home games since the start of the 2005 season.

…Makes head coach Mark Mangino 31-35 as a head coach.

…Makes Kansas 548-537-58 all time.


–The original start delay was one hour, 38 minutes.

–The official time on the first-quarter rain delay was 30 minutes.

–Kansas’ 58 points were the most it has ever scored in a conference game.

KU Conference Games of 50+

1. 58 vs. Baylor, 10-13-07

2. 55 vs. Kansas State, 1947

3. 53 vs. Missouri, 1991

53 vs. Iowa State, 1951

5. 50 vs. Iowa State, 1992

–KU has produced 400-plus yards of total offense in every game this season.

–Kansas entered the day leading the Big 12, third nationally, total defense yielding 247.9 yards per game. Baylor ended the afternoon with 202 yards total offense.

–KU entered the day leading the Big 12, third nationally, in scoring defense at 9.4 points per game.

–Baylor gained 48 yards rushing. KU entered the game 14th nationally, second in the Big 12, allowing 86.4 yards.

–Today marked the second straight week Kansas has recorded three or more interceptions. It is KU’s fourth straight game with two or more INTs.

–Kansas’ 21 points scored in the second quarter marked the fifth time this season the Jayhawks have scored 20 or more points in a quarter. Prior to 2007, KU only 20 or more points in one quarter two times in the last two seasons.

–Today’s attendance of 43,556 marked the 15th time in the last 16 home games the Jayhawks have drawn 40,000-plus in attendance, including all five games this season.

–Senior Scott Webb moved into third on the Kansas career scoring list with 244 points. He passed Bruce Kallmeyer who had 233 points from 1980-83.

–Webb has made a field goal in eight consecutive games and 11 of the last 12.

–Junior Marcus Herford’s 88-yard kick return for a touchdown was the second of the season, which ties a Big 12 record (Ben Kelly, Colorado in 1999 and Robert Quioga, Baylor in 2003). Herford had a 74-yarder against Southeastern Louisiana (Sept. 8). The two TD kick returns is believed to be a KU record for a season according to information available in the press box. Since 1972 no KU team had had two KOR for TDs in a season.

–Herford’s 88-yard return ties his own mark for 10th longest on the KU all-time. His previous 88-yarder was last season against Northwestern State (9-2-06).

–Herford’s 145 kick return yards are fifth most in a game at KU.

–Hereford (1,128) moved into second on the KU career kick returns yards. He passed Maurice Douglas who had 1,077 yards from 1988-89.

–Sophomore Todd Reesing moved into 13th on the KU single-season passing list, currently at 1,652.

–Reesing has 16 touchdown passes this season which moved him into second on the school’s single-season list, two shy of first by Bill Whittemore (18) in 2003.

–Sophomore Jake Sharp had a career-high 18 carries. His 110 rushing yards marked his third 100-yard rushing game of the season.

–Senior Marcus Henry’s 54-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter was KU’s second 50-plus yard TD reception of the year and the third 50-plus pass play of the season. It was also KU’s third longest play from scrimmage in 2007.

–Henry has three touchdowns of 40-plus yards this season.

–Junior Dexton Fields has caught at least two passes in 17 consecutive games.

–Senior Brandon McAnderson scored his seventh touchdown of the season in the second quarter. Of his seven TD rushes, three have been 15 or more yards.

–Senior TE Derek Fine moved into 20th on the school’s all-time career receptions list, currently at 76.

–Fine has caught at least four passes in each of the last three games and four contests this season.

–Freshman WR Dezmon Briscoe’s touchdown catch in the second quarter was his fourth of the season.

–Sophomore Justin Thornton intercepted his second pass of the season on the final play of the first quarter. Thornton also had an INT against Florida International.

–Freshman Chris Harris recorded his first interception.

–Senior Sadiq Muhammed registered his first interception of the season and second of his career.

–Sophomore Angus Quigley saw his first action of the season.

–Sophomore Kerry Meier’s 16-yard reception in the first half marked the third game in a row he has had a catch of 15 or more yards. His two receptions were a season high for a game.

–Senior OL Cesar Rodriguez started a team best 35th game (21st straight). Senior James McClinton started a team-best 26th consecutive game (28th overall).